Saturday, May 07, 2011

CafePress Review and Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Code to CafePress

I don't know about you, but I love to give quirky and unique gifts to people that they wouldn't necessarily find in a retail establishment.  Sometimes it can be really hard to come up with the perfect gift!  Living so far from "civilization" as I call it, I tend to shop online.  It's an hour to town where stores are plentiful.  If you're looking for quirky, original and just plain cool items, check out CafePress.  This is a review of three items I received from CafePress and CafePress is even generously providing one winner from my blog with a $50 gift code to find something for themselves, or even use to pay for a gift.

I was provided with a $50 gift code and asked to pick out anything that I wanted (drool!)  Here is a picture of what I did spend that generous code on....

All three items in one shot.

Darling keepsake box --- perfect for wedding/bridal shower!

What drew me to this item at CafePress was the cute marriage theme!  Perhaps it is because I have wedding on the brain because my twin sister is getting married next month.  I remember way back when I got married !% years ago and I really would have loved a cute keepsake box such as this for things like boutonnieres, lace, the penny from my shoe, etc.  Wedding memories last forever and it is a good idea to safeguard the keepsakes too.  My daughter loves to look through the albums and boxes of things that I did keep.  It helps her connect with me, even though my husband and I got married long before she came along!

A coaster - it kind of reminds me of one of my kitties.

This is a ceramic coaster. It looks great next to my computer desk where I spend most of my day surfing for good deals!  There's even four pieces of felt  - one in each corner - to protect your table from scratches.  The colors are bright (I hope you can see this in the photo) and the surface is glossy.  Provided the kitties and, ahem, the kiddies, keep their paws/hands off, this coaster should last a very long time. 

CafePress has an astronomical number of coaster designs that are just too cool.  Flowers, graduation, movies, funny things... there's lots of categories to browse so that you can find the perfect coaster for any occasion.

"Jesus watches over me" (in green)
Isn't this just the cutest onesie ever? CafePress has a large selection of customized gifts for babies too.  I chose this light green onesie with the saying "Jesus watches over me".  The one I received was a Bella Baby label and is 100% cotton.  It's so soft!  There are onesies, baby blankets, baby hats and so much more.

You'll find items that are just darling, quirky, and punny! You can even shop for items that are directly related to holidays.  I even saw a bib that said, "Don't look at me, the smell is coming from Daddy!"  (ha ha!)  Great for shower gifts or just because.  Check out their baby items here.

With so many items available, CafePress is the ultimate destination for coffee mugs, vintage t-shirts and other custom gifts!

Win it!

One lucky Making Ends Meet reader will win a $50 gift card to CafePress!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit CafePress and then come back and tell me some thing(s) that you would buy if you were to win the $50 gift code.  Leave your email (or let me know that your email is on your Blogger profile) in this comment.
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This giveaway will run until 5/22/2011 at 11:59 PM Eastern.  Winner will be chosen on or about 5/23/2011 via  Entrants must live in the US and be 18 or older.  Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or I must choose a different winner.

Disclosure:  I was provided product samples for review purposes.  I was not paid to post this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are either my own or are derived from my family's experience with this product. 

Other members of Blog Pop also partnered up with CafePress to run their own reviews and giveaways!  Please be sure to stop by the following giveaways and enter to win to increase your chances of winning a $50 CafePress gift code from the Spring Fling blog event! These are all linked, just click on the blog links below and you'll go straight to their CafePress giveaway.

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